Vice President of Exhibitions
Beth Redmond-Jones oversees all aspects of the Aquarium's exhibitions, including exhibit content and design, project management and interpretive media. Beth works with teams to create exhibitions that engage and connect visitors to the natural world and inspire them to take the next step to conserve and protect it.
“The ocean has been a part of my life since I was a small child, and I still find it to be an incredible gift filled with breathtaking species, magic and beauty. It constantly inspires me.”
Beth is an accomplished and award-winning museum professional with a wide range of management, leadership, design, and hands-on project experience. Beth’s strong suits are exhibitions, master and strategic planning, museum programming, museum operations and financial management. Over her 30+ year career, she has held a variety of positions at informal learning institutions, including the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Aquarium of the Pacific and The Exploratorium. In addition, she has consulted for Carnegie Museum of Natural History, National Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences and many other museums in the United States.
Under her leadership, exhibition and digital teams have won numerous awards including the American Alliance of Museum's (AAM) Excellence in Exhibition Competition, AAM's Sustainability Excellence Award, AAM's Excellence in Label Writing Award, AAM's Media and Technology MUSE Award and Balboa Park Sustainability Award.
Beth holds a master's degree in museum studies from John F. Kennedy University and a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of New Hampshire. She served on the board of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, a professional interest group of AAM, and AAM's 2019 and 2020 National Program Committee. She is also adjunct faculty in the Master of Museum Studies program at Johns Hopkins University.
In 2006, Beth was recognized by the convergence of Museum Talent Project as a next-generation leader who demonstrates creativity and innovation in leadership, learning and organizational change. She has been actively exploring how museums can more effectively serve those in the autism community and those with sensory processing challenges.